She was going to be our little ballerina but at three-years-old, Emily stood still in dance class with her arms crossed. Stubbornly, she left class and proclaimed, “I was going to be an ice hockey player!” and the rest is history. She fell in love with the game and never looked back.  At 11-years-old she is a 5-foot-5 power forward and her ultimate goal is to play on the USA women’s national team someday.

Aside from some amazing coaches that helped her get where she is today, she is inspired but Hilary Knight, who not only is an amazing leader and skilled hockey player but most importantly, a great role model for young girls who want to play hockey.

Emily is looking forward to playing with highly-skilled players from around the world, meeting new friends and checking out the Hockey Hall of Fame.